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  ABC 7 News - Oklahoma Town Is Toxic Waste Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Undercut with mine shafts and buried under bleak, gray mountains of lead waste, this Oklahoma town is in the middle of one of the nation's worst environmental nightmares.
Picher is the center of the Tar Creek Superfund site, a 40-square-mile area that also takes in portions of Missouri and Kansas and was one of the world's most productive regions for lead and zinc.
Sinkholes are so common that Picher's city park, one of the last green, open spaces here, was fenced off to the public for fear the ground would cave in, and the main highway leading into town has been closed to heavy trucks.
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  Picher, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Picher is a city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States.
About 21.1% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 30.9% of those age 65 or over.
Picher has become notable because it is located very near the Environmental Protection Agency's Tar Creek Superfund site.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Picher,_Oklahoma   (594 words)

 Oklahoma Mineral Index by County
Oklahoma City, including Trosper Park, along a stream in the park and archery range located on 29th Street E of Interstate 35, sec.22, T.14N, R.2W; secs.7, 11, and 35, T.12N, R.2W; secs.
Picher district, zinc mining area surrounding Miami, Picher, Peoria, and most of the north part of the county.
Mineralogy and micromixtures of sulfides in the Flowerpot Shale of Oklahoma and Texas.
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 Picher Mining District Photo Gallery
1), occupying 40 square miles of northern Ottawa County, Oklahoma, was a primary source of lead and zinc to the U.S. from the early 1900's to the 1940's and is the largest superfund site in the U.S. Millions of cubic yards of mine tailings (locally known as "chat") remain in the area.
Although this may appear to be a small pile of chat overlying a thin layer of chat, this 40-acre area near Picher is covered by a layer of chat 10-15 ft thick.
The Picher mining district was known as "The Hay Capital of the World" prior to mining.
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 Picher News
Foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a burned vehicle on Tuesday morning in Ottawa County, authorities said.
Picher - The buyout of properties in the Tar Creek Superfund area in Ottawa County is running into a snag.
Family members of an Ottawa County soldier killed in Iraq earlier this year want to have a bridge renamed in his honor, but descendants of the man for whom the bridge now is named have objected to that request.
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 KOTV.com - The News On 6
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A moratorium on ``earmarks,'' or federal funding for Oklahoma projects, will mean delays in road construction, in the replacement of aging city buses and in gaining greater access to radiology services in rural areas, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma has received more than $500,000 to settle a dispute with House of Prince A/S and Scandinavian Tobacco, S.I.A., over enforcement of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement that ended a lawsuit against tobacco companies, according to Attorney General Drew Edmondson.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Inspection reports of an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children in Tulsa show it consistently takes in more children than it is licensed to handle, according to a published report.
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 Picher Oklahoma Resource Guide, City or community of Picher, Oklahoma Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ...
The distance from Picher to Washington DC is 1019 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 184 miles.
Picher is positioned 36.98 degrees north of the equator and 94.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /okcountypicher.htm   (187 words)

 Picher, Oklahoma OK, city profile (Ottawa County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Oklahoma > All counties > Ottawa County > Picher
Picher is a city in Ottawa County, in the Miami metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Picher was $10,938, compared with $21,587 nationally.
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 GAO-03-1051R, Hazardous Waste: EPA's Cleanup of the Eagle-Picher Henryetta, Oklahoma, Site
Eagle-Picher received ore from mines in northeastern Oklahoma and operated a smelter for recovering metals from the ore. These operations left the site with high concentrations of arsenic, lead, and zinc in waste primarily located in four piles on the north and south areas of the site.
Working in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, EPA's removal action focused on excavating contaminated soil and wastes used as fill material in residential and high-access areas such as schools and parks, and on addressing residential areas contaminated by wind or water erosion from the site.
The property is located northeast of downtown Henryetta, population 6,096, and is west of the town of Dewar, population 919, in Okmulgee County.
www.gao.gov /htext/d031051r.html   (9343 words)

 Slow death consumes Oklahoma mining town
The death of their small town is not coming easily for the people of Picher, Oklahoma.
For 23 years now, the 1,500-plus residents of this historic mining community in northeast Oklahoma have known they were in trouble, trapped by growing evidence that waste from mining operations the area once thrived on was poisoning the air, the water and the land.
Most are in Picher, with a handful also in nearby Cardin and Hockerville.
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Picher is the 79,828th most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.000%; percentile is 89.627 [SourceCBN]
Picher, Oklahoma, United States [City]; population was 1,714 in 1990; housing units was 864 in 1990; location is 36°59'N 94°50'W; land area is 2.17 square miles (1,387 acres); water area is 0.00 square miles (3 acres); FIPS code is 58550 [SourceCBP]
Picher, Oklahoma, United States [Populated Place] is in Ottawa County; location is 36°59'13"N 94°49'50"W [SourceGSP]
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 WHMC-Rolla -- R754 -- Information Sheet
Picher boomed through the 1920s, struggled in the 1930s, and experienced a brief heyday in the 1940s.
Folder 2 contains a “Tri State Zinc District Scrapbook,” devoted to Picher and neighboring communities, compiled by Garnet L. Hood, the daughter of a miner who grew up in Picher.
  His stories in­clude reminiscences of growing up in Picher, the history of the Tri-State district, its mines, and the Eagle-Picher Company, stories of miners, operators, and superintendents, and community life in the small towns of the Picher district.
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 Picher Profile | Picher OK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Picher, OK, population 1,640, is located in Oklahoma's Ottawa county, about 86.0 miles from Springfield and 86.5 miles from Tulsa.
Through the 90's Picher's population has declined by about 4%.
It is estimated that in recent years Picher's population has been declining at an annual rate of less than one percent.
www.idcide.com /citydata/ok/picher.htm   (51 words)

 Picher, Oklahoma
Picher, Oklahoma, in Ottawa county, is 74 miles NW of Fayetteville, Arkansas and 86 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Picher has, of course, a mix of various types of housing.
Are you an official in the Picher government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council?
www.citytowninfo.com /places/oklahoma/picher   (333 words)

 Picher-Cardin Junior High School Test Scores - Picher, Oklahoma - OK
In 2004-2005 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3, 4, 5, 8 and in high school in several subjects.
The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma.
The different student groups are identified by the Oklahoma State Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
www.greatschools.net /modperl/achievement/ok/1245   (351 words)

 Picher, Oklahoma in 1919
Here is a series of Picher, Oklahoma when it was young and untamed.
There is a washing on the clothesline behind the shack and a big billboard advertises something.
Picher was four years old when these pictures were taken.
www.homestead.com /schehrer2/picher27.html   (148 words)

 NPR : Cleanup Efforts at Tar Creek Superfund Site Stalled
All Things Considered, July 16, 2003 · More than 20 years ago, Oklahoma's Tar Creek hazardous waste site became one of the first slated for Superfund cleanup.
Many residents are urging the federal government to buy their homes so they can move elsewhere.
Lucy Boone writes from Norman, Oklahoma to remind us that the governor of that state, Brad Henry, is a Democrat, not a Republican as we reported.
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 Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Photographs From Yesteryear.
Some towns have a few pictures, others such as Picher and Miami, have many.
The pictures will load rapidly with a broadband internet connection but may be slow with dial-up.
During the 1920s more money was made in Ottawa County than all the others in the state combined.
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 Picher, OK Houses, Apartments, Cars, Mortgage Status, and Residents Info
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Housing units in Picher with a mortgage: 112 (9 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
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 Picher Oklahoma Genealogy
Picher High School Band In Their Brand New Band Uniforms Which Were Displayed In The Parade Held Januaray 4 - 1951.The Money For The Uniforms Came From A School Carnival Held In September 1950
First Business At Picher Oklahoma Owned By  Mr and Mrs W C Jones.
They came from Vinita Oklahoma and pitched a tent at 103 Main Street and began selling groceries.They later added other merchandise.This was the second store that the Jones family owned at Picher Oklahoma,and this one was located  at the Joploin Junction Courtesy of Pat Waddle
www.picheroklahomagenealogy.com   (153 words)

 Tar Creek - Picher Oklahoma and Surrounding Towns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Museum Board will meet this Thursday,the 21st at 6:00 PM in the community room at Picher.
Peggy J. Henry of Miami died Saturday Dec. 9, 2006 Henry was born May 11, 1933 in Picher She graduated from the Picher High School with the class of 1951
Susie Stone, owner of Susie's Thrift and Gift in Picher, stands near a table in her store, which has been placed on an unfunded buyout list even though there are early signs of a sinkhole forming at the edge of the store's foundation.
www.tarcreek.com /picher   (425 words)

 Oklahoma Web Page
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 Picher Roommates - Picher Roommate Service
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 Picher, Oklahoma OK Hotels - hotels in or near Picher, OK
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 Weather 74360 Picher, Oklahoma current and forecast weather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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 Handbook of Texas Online:
In 1915 he and his younger brother Lester Andrew (Pete) sold real estate in the mining town of Picher, Oklahoma, in the center of valuable lead and zinc deposits.
Much lead was produced from Picher for the war effort.
At each town the Borgers and their associates built hotels, filling stations, and lumberyards, sold real estate, and pushed for the building of railroad lines to the sites.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/BB/fbo85.html   (884 words)

 Obituary for Esther Ruth "Dibie" Davis, Picher, Oklahoma
Obituary for Esther Ruth "Dibie" Davis, Picher, Oklahoma
Picher, Okla., Nov. 19 - Funeral services for Esther Ruth Davis, 16-year-old daughter of Mr.
Jack Davis, who died Thursday morning at her home, 218 South Netta street, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Union church.
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 Picher, Oklahoma, Local Weather
Fri's High Temperature: 114 at Death Valley Ca Fri's Low Temperature: 27 at West Yellowstone Mt Picher
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 Picher, Oklahoma (OK) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hotels, hospitals, schools, crime, news
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wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Picher city center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/24/1975, a category 4 tornado 20.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
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 picher, Oklahoma OK White Pages free Phone Book
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 Tulsa District Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Picher Mining Field, Northeast Oklahoma, Subsidence Evaluation - FULL REPORT (With links to Appendix, Figures, and Exhibits)
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